INDIA & PAKISTAN

SP leader abducted, killed by Naxals in Chhattisgarh

SP leader abducted, killed by Naxals in Chhattisgarh

Bijapur: A Samajwadi Party (SP) leader was abducted and killed by Naxals in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district, police said on Wednesday. Santosh Punem, who was also a contractor, was abducted by ultras late Tuesday evening from his construction site in Marimalla village where he had gone to supervise some road- related work, Superintendent of Police Divyang […]

Lt Gen Faiz Hameed is Pakistan’s new ISI chief

Lt Gen Faiz Hameed is Pakistan’s new ISI chief

Islamabad: Lieutenant General Faiz Hameed would be the new chief of Pakistan’s powerful spy agency ISI, the Army has announced. According to the media report here, the Pakistan Army on Sunday announced a number of changes to postings of its top generals. Hameed has been appointed as the Director General of the Inter-Services Intelligence (DG […]

Pak minister accidentally shown with cat ears, whiskers on Facebook live streaming

Pak minister accidentally shown with cat ears, whiskers on Facebook live streaming

Islamabad: In a comedy of errors, a person streaming live on Facebook a conference by a Pakistani minister accidentally activated the cat filter, according to a media report Saturday. Photos of Khyber Pakhtukhwa’s Minister of Information Shoukat Yousufzai and his fellow ministers with cat ears and whiskers quickly went viral on social media, Dawn news […]

Pak will engage with India on ‘basis of equality’; ball in New Delhi’s court, says Pak FM Qureshi

Pak will engage with India on ‘basis of equality’; ball in New Delhi’s court, says Pak FM Qureshi

Bishkek: Pakistan will hold talks with India on the “basis of equality” and in a “dignified manner”, and it is up to New Delhi whether to engage with Islamabad to resolve all outstanding issues, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said. Qureshi, who was in the Kyrgyz capital to attend the 19th Shanghai Cooperation Organisation […]

Five policemen killed in Maoist ambush in Jharkhand

Five policemen killed in Maoist ambush in Jharkhand

Maoists shot dead five police personnel and looted their firearms in an ambush Friday while they were patrolling the area here, officials said. According to Sub-Divisional Police Officer Avinash Kumar, the five policemen — two assistant sub-inspectors and three constables — came under attack while patrolling the Tiruldih police station area of the district along […]

Chinese president offers support for improvement of Indo-Pak ties in his meeting with Imran Khan

Chinese president offers support for improvement of Indo-Pak ties in his meeting with Imran Khan

Bishkek: Chinese President Xi Jinping Friday offered Beijing’s support for Pakistan and India to improve their strained relations during his meeting with Prime Minister Imran Khan here, China’s state-run media reported. Xi’s remarks comes a day after his meeting with Narendra Modi on Thursday during which the Prime Minister made it amply clear that dialogue with […]

Modi calls for greater cooperation among SCO members to ensure peace and prosperity

Modi calls for greater cooperation among SCO members to ensure peace and prosperity

Bishkek: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday called for greater cooperation among the SCO countries in combatting terrorism, promoting economy, alternate energy and healthcare as he outlined India’s commitment to peace and economic prosperity in the region. Addressing the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit here, Modi gave a template, ‘HEALTH’, for strengthening cooperation. “Our vision is […]

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